02 Jan 2018 Goals
The new year snuck up on me! I’ve been busy with the holidays and getting Niko settled in, but I still took some time to sit down and think about what I want 2018 to look like. For the first time in a really long time, I want to stop and smell the roses (so to speak). I want to keep learning, keep improving my relationship with my horses, friends and family, and continue to grow my small business. But most of all, I want to enjoy those processes — and not get hung up in how MUCH I improve or how many items I cross off a list. So with that in mind, here are my 2018 goals:
- Enjoy riding Moiya, while keeping her in front of my leg more consistently
- Spend time with Moiya, even if it’s just grooming
- Ride outside of the ring: Short trail rides on Moiya and at least in-hand with Niko
- Get a saddle that fits Niko
- Improve Niko’s consistency on the flat (especially my connection through the bit)
- Start jumping Niko (bonus points for a full course)
- Go to two horse shows with Niko
- Show Niko on the flat
I have a lot more riding goals this year than I have in the past, partially because my horses are in two totally different places in life so I wanted to write separate goals for both Moiya and Niko, but also because I’m taking things really, really slowly. I want to get back to the simple things in my equestrian life: I want to just spend time with my horses and enjoy them. I still have specific riding and showing goals, but at this point, I don’t really have a clear trajectory with Niko yet… and I honestly want to keep it that way. Eventually, I want to show him at 2’6″ — and I know we’ll get there — but I’m not putting any pressure on myself as to WHEN we do.
- Add one more gym day per week
- Consistently attend church
- Reach out to family and friends more regularly
I never have a ton of personal goals — change is hard for me and I want to make meaningful, lifestyle changes that stick. Health, faith and family are the most important things in my life, and I need to spend more time on those things.
- Reach $1,250 in revenue
- Blog twice a week
- Complete one freelance design project
- Add two new products
- Write one guest blog post
In short: keeping building my business!
- Place in a hunter derby/special class
- Go to an overnight (for me) show
No changes here, and I’ve just included it for posterity.